Young Women Empowerment Foundation (YWE) is pleased to launch the “Minding Me,” program under the “Empowered 2 Excel,” program it will be facilitated at San Gorgonio High School utilizing the Success Foundations facilitation guide “Success for Teens.”
Today’s teens face innumerable challenges. The SUCCESS Foundation® believes our youth can better meet those challenges by using the principles of personal-development-enhancing skills like goal-setting, dream-building, self-motivation, time management, and creating high self-esteem and a sense of purpose.
Only you can define what success means, and no one can do it for you. It’s what you most want to do, not what others tell you to do. Everyone has the ability to be successful. Maybe you think success comes only from doing incredibly difficult things—things you don’t think you’ll ever be able to do. But that’s simply not true.
The Young Women’s Empowerment Foundation, a member of the African American Education Collaborative of the San Bernardino City Unified School District, is excited to announce the launch and implementation of the award-winning Got It Goin’ On® Empowerment Program for Girls (GIGO), as part of their strategy to improve the social and emotional development and academic outcomes of African American female students. Recognized by OPRAH & ESSENCE Magazine as an effective empowerment solution for girls, Got It Goin’ On®, the brainchild of author, speaker, and girls’ empowerment expert, Janice Ferebee, MSW – is an empowerment brand of Ferebee Enterprises International, LLC (FEI). The GIGO model offers concrete tools for helping girls reach their potential, including a personal development handbook, companion curriculum and facilitator’s guide, gear, and training. The GIGO Facilitator’s Guide allows the opportunity for facilitators to tailor the session, by incorporating culturally and educationally sensitive materials and activities. The accompanying handbook, Got It Goin’ On-II: Power Tools for Girls!, offers strategies and information that encourages girls to think more critically about their life choices and develop skills to appropriately respond to life’s challenges – building confidence and cultural pride. Ms. Ferebee is proud to be a partner in helping to move the dial in student achievement for African American girls in the San Bernardino City Unified School District and around the world. (www.janiceferebee.com * www.gotitgoinon.com)
YWE held their first summer science technology, engineering, arts and mathematics STEAM BOAT workshop. This event ran several weeks at maple wood homes recreation center and was made possible by Edison International.
Young Women’s Empowerment Board Members received parent awards for their participation at Congregations Organized for Phophetic Engagement(COPE) Education Alliance Summit held at San Bernardino Valley College.
At Girl Talk II Community parents were invited to a informational session led by Dr.Lori Caruthers-Collins from Congregations Organized for Phophetic Engagement(COPE). The presenters were a wide variety of attending vendors. Parents were also encouraged to attend the monthly Parents & Communities Engaged in Education(P-CEE) meetings are held New Hope Life Center located on Highland Ave in San Bernardino the third Saturday of the month or contact copechurchesie.org
200 girls attended Girl Talk II Spring 2014 at San Bernardino Valley College. Topics included STEM education led by Cynthia Frazier, Mobile Commerce Digital Technology Alliance and Dressing for Safety by Carolyn Tillman, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.